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Old 01-02-2016, 07:55 PM   #15
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HF probably has some good deals--my general rule when buying at HF is: only buy it if sold by the pound, or if it has one moving part or less [smile].....

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Old 01-02-2016, 08:16 PM   #16
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We purchased (not a small 2200kw) a 7k generator last spring from HF. ($550) While it may not be as quiet as a $1000, 2k Honda, it really doesn't appear to be real noisy ether. About the same noise level as a 3500 we originally purchased from RV dealer that wouldn't supply enough to run ac with anything else. We have it mounted in the pick up bed and also an exhaust extension to avert the noise and heat upward. Have had absolutely no problem with it and also, an extended warranty can also be purchased for a small amount. Today, there is a HF almost everywhere if you were to have a problem. Ps. also have a 2k power inverter that we use in the evening if in a campground to power tv, computers and such. No noise. Will also power the coffee pot in the early am. Mmmmmmm Good. lol

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After spending the past 6 weeks researching generators, finally decided on the Honda eu2000i. It is fairly quiet and sips fuel...also only weighs 45 lbs.
A close second was the Champion 3100 inverter generator but weighed 84 lbs. and that was a bit much.
I had a Black Max 3500 and it was as loud as a leaf blower and wasn't reliable.
We had a Honda EU3000i when we had our Wilderness trailer. Quiet and great on fuel. We currently have an EU1000 for the wife's Little Guy RV, and an EU6500i used as backup power for the house. Honda's inverter gens are exceptional.
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?.. Your assumptions of what I may or may not use it for and where is purely your demented thoughts not mine.... .

....well you are posting the question in the travel trailer camping section 😃 so we would all have to assume you are going to power your travel trailer with it......right? We are all trying to help each other here......
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HF generator experience. I installed one in a friends horse shoeing trailer. Seemed like a nice little generator for the money. Then he started it, the noise scared the horses, it rattled the entire trailer, and the pull started hanging up after the first eight or ten times used. He tried to get parts for it (pull cord mechanism), was never able to get it. Tried to return it to HF. They said that even though the pull cord hung up some times, it still worked, so he had to work with the manufacturer . . . Manufacturer wouldn't return e-mails, and no phone number provided. He ended up replacing it with a Honda from the same place that I purchased my two:

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I would recommend Honda, but I've heard some really good things about Yamaha as well. I don't have any personal or anecdotal experience with Champions, so I'll stay out of that one!

I would avoid Generac. Google Generac problems and you'll have more than an afternoon's reading. Just saying!

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Welp, again it seems some people enjoy assuming. I asked the question in this forum since most towable units I have seen don't usually have a built in generator. So, I figured someone with a towable might have had the genny I asked about. I am just blown away with some of the responses..... Some of you responded in an argumentative way and for what reason I have no idea...at no point did I ever say I was looking to buy a generator cheap and didn't care how loud it was and was going to run it at a full hookup site just to annoy my neighbor....

I can't believe I am having to justify my question....unreal people! shame on you for attacking someone who just asked about a generator... holy crap, I surely hope I never get a spot next to you....I am sure you would have a problem with flushing the toilet after midnight....

I never saw a response where someone had the actual generator and responded with a yes its pretty good or no I thought it was louder than expected. I mean really, is it that hard to either answer if you can or just ignore the post?

I will not be responding further on this post...too ridiculous and aggravating to keep this nonsense up.
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